This Regional Park site contains a significant area of older second growth forest that contains provincially red-listed ecological plant communities as well as characteristics of a remnant old growth forest.
How to Get There: Currently there is no public vehicle access to the Park, but it can be reached from the Holland Creek Trail. The Park is located immediately East of Stocking Lake.
The property was originally
part of the E&N land grant and was ravaged by a forest fire in the
1930’s. The property was then salvage logged in the 1950s and 1960s for
the un-burnt old growth timber. Since then the property was held by BC
Forest Products Ltd and transferred to Timberwest Forest Inc. in early
1990. The property was purchased again in 1997 and was managed as a
woodlot and finally bought by the Cowichan Valley Regional District in
2009 to be used for Regional Park Purposes. The Park was purchased
through a combination of the Regional parkland acquisition fund and
through a significant donation by the landowner.
This Regional Park site links with the well established Ladysmith trail network.